BRUSSELS (Reuters) – World leaders promised $8 billion on Monday for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen said at the end of a pledging event that she chaired.
“In the space of just few hours we have collectively pledged 7.4 billion euros ($8.07 billion) for vaccine, diagnostics and treatment” against COVID-19, von der Leyen said.
“This will help kick-start unprecedented global cooperation,” she added.
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(Reporting by Francesco Guarascio; Editing by Andrew Heavens)